Upper Mustang Trekking

Few regions of the great Himalayas remain .unraveled .The ancient kingdom of mustang in Western region Nepal is one of them .It is divided into two parts namely the upper mustang and the lower Mustang .Upper mustang is largely inhabited by Manangi  people                                                                                                           

Best season :  Apr-Nov                                            

Trekking duration : 12-14days                                            

Trekking grade : B(moderate)               

Starting point : Either fly to jomsom from pokhara or start trek from low land. 

Ending point :  From jomsom fly back or walk down                                      

Culture : Different communities with majority ofthakali,tibetanLobas and their unique culture                                 

Mode of trek : Tea house and camping                                        

Himalayan sights : Annapurna range ,DhaulagirirangeNilgiritibitanlobas their rich culture and great trans himalayan landscape etc                  

Highlights : Different community with majority of thakali and tibetanlobas their rich culture and great himalayan landscape etc.

 Note : Clients must be minimum 2 person,maximum is nolimit.Special permit for 10days US$500.00p.p for 10 days.

 

Few Region of the great himalayas remain unraveled.The ancient kingdom of mustang in western nepal is one of them it is divided into two parts namely the Upper mustang and the lower mustang.Upper Mustang is largely inhanbited by manangi people and goes up to the ancient capital of Lomanthang.Whereas lower mustang covers the part of lower valley along thekaligandakiriver.Forbidden and isolated from the rest of the world.

Mustang was able to evolve its own culture and traditional which sorich and unique.This is the only district in Nepal with its ownreligios king .The people of mustang call themselves lobas.Theirhouseand temple construction all ove the region use stone but mostly mud and bricks that are sun baked .Some beautiful architectures in this region are th city wall and the four story palace in lo manthang.Untouched by modern civilization,life in mustang goes on as it has for centuries in unhurredpace.There are so many caves,Monasteries,School and hills around lomanthang where you can hike to observe tibetan border.

Upper Mustang being in the himalayan rain shadow is one of the fewparts of thecountry that are suitable for trekking during the summermonsoonperiod.Even at this time,the upper kali gandaki valley is still quite dry with only occasional rainfall.The mustang trek is not particularly difficult,the highest point reached in only 3800m.But the conditions at times can be ardeuous.Cold in einter and windy and dusty all year.Winter treks are best avoided due to the cold when many of the locals migrate to southern parts of the country and even to india.

Upper Mustang is restricted area of Nepal.According to government rule,liason officers should always accompany with the trekking groups.There are few accommodation facilities available above Kagbeni

 we must be fully self-sufficient especially in fuel.We can takemules/horses t ocarry the loads.The into the kingdom of Mustang is through an almost  tree-less barren landscape,a steep rocky trail upanddown hill panoramic views of Nilgiri,Annapurna,Dhaulagiri and several other peaks mae the trek memorable.

 

Itinerary in detail

Day 01:            Pokhara to Jomsom and kagbeni

Day 02:            Kagbeni to Chele

Day 03:            Chele to Geling

Day 04:            Geling t oCharang

Day 05:            Charang to Lo-manthang

Day 06:            Lomanthang

Day 07:            Lomanthang to Ghami via Gekar

Day 08:            Ghami to Samar

Day 09:            Samar to Kagbeni

Day 10:            Kagbeni to Jomsom

Day 11:            Jomsom to pokhara